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January 2010 Meeting

January 13, 2010

Meeting called to order by President Kingsley at 7:00 pm.

The Capitol Project

Max Black reported that with so many groups involved there was confusion but things were finally worked out though all of the items have not been displayed.

Idaho Artistry in Wood

John Pickrell reported on the show that will be held February 27 and 28 at the Holiday In Convention Center, 3300 Vista Avenue in Boise.

Entries are to be brought in on Friday and will be judged that evening. More details will be available at next meeting.

A banquet is scheduled for Saturday evening with menu choices of chicken, pasta, or vegetarian.

Members in Distress

Our member, Jerry Clark had a mild stroke and is recovering at home. A card is to be sent.

Our youngest member, Chance, has had a serious tooth problem including abscess, much swelling and a root canal.

Member Pictures

Mike Kingsley suggested we should get members phone numbers and email addresses, including pictures assembled with print copies distributed within the group. This should help us get to know each other and be able to contact other members when there is a need. Some pictures were taken at this meeting but many were missed. Mike will bring the pictures to the next meeting for adding information. We will take more pictures next meeting.


Ken Viste was the lucky winner of the gift card.

New items at Woodcraft

Scott showed some set of quality marking knives, a right and a left. They just need handles.

He showed some cam shelf pins that can be turned to allow the shelf to rest evenly.

He showed a finishing turntable to support items being finished.

Woodcraft has discounts on discontinued items that range from 30 to 70 percent. The amount of discount indicated by a colored dot. Also during January wearing a Woodcraft T-shirt gets you and additional 15 percent discount on the discounted items. Wearing the T-shirt to a Saturday demo in February gets you an undisclosed gift form Woodcraft.

Show and Tell

Jim McDonald showed a peppermill made from glued up scraps of many kinds of wood.

John Pickrell showed a ruler he got from Australia that featured samples of all of the Australian woods.

George Ross showed the jig he used in making the uniform taper on the coat racks he made for the Capitol project.

Norm Busse showed an ornately carved dagger? That came from Asia.


Mike Kingsley demonstrated the SketchUp design software program that was covered in the Woodcraft magazine Dec/Jan issue. This is a CAD (computer assisted design) program that can be used to design woodworking projects. The starter program can be downloaded free and will serve most woodworkers needs. The professional software is priced at $495.

Jeff Watson will demonstrate making a bent wood chair.

Show and Tell photos

Jim’s pepper mill made from scrap woods randomly glued together.

George Ross with the jig he used to make the tapers on the coat racks he made for the Capitol wood project.

Norm and his dagger

The next meeting is on Feb 10, 2010.